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MSNBC
Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
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MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
of president obama in introducing hagel and announcing his nomination is that hagel has a particular unique experience in the military as an enlisted ground pounder. one who fought the war in vietnam and as the president pointed out still carries shrapnel in the chest. twice wounded, two purple hearts. he has as the president said understands the consequences of war so he would be less likely than some previous secretaries in this job to commit troops to war that some might consider unnecessarily. now, i'll take a little bit of exception in my colleagues at first read who claim that the president chose him because hagel could not be intimidated by the generals. i have not covered any secretary of defense who is intimidated by the generals. they take the best advice from the military leadership and they, in turn, walk arm and arm over to the white house, give it to the president and that's where those kinds of decisions are made. but i can tell you, one of the biggest challenges facing chuck hagel if, in fact, he is confirmed by the senate, is this budget battle. not necessarily here in the
MSNBC
Jan 9, 2013 11:00am PST
that the president's choice in john kerry and check hagel indicate withdrawing more troops and leaving far fewer in that country and as we move forward with other possible conflicts. >> i hope so. i think both are vietnam vets and wounded in action. they have a very realistic view on the limitations of military power. this is going to be important. president obama is not going to get much out of karzai from a strictly military perspective and maybe 30,000 troops is the right answer for air power and counter terrorism and intelligence support in afghanistan. i don't think that's going to happen. i'm not too sure we are not well-served by going to a near zero option. >> karzai said he wants the u.s. out of afghanistan, but we know there is a concern about al qaeda and the overall safety here from terrorist who is live and exist there. >> yeah, but a problem with dealing with karzai who two years from now, it is likely he will be in dubai with his family. it's likely that that will unravel minus a significant military presence. having said that, i don't think he will give us a status force agreemen
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 11:00am PST
senator kerry and former senator hagel nominated to head state and defense. lew's nomination follow it is announcement that the labor secretary leaving her post and comes the same week as "the new york times" report that questions the growing lack of diversity in the president's inner circle. >> it's embarrassing as hell. we have been been through with mitt romney and we were hard on mitt romney with the women binders and a variety of things and i kind of think there's no excuse with the second term. with the first term, you can say people got to know who's around that's qualified to get the job. >> joining me now, political reporter of "the washington post" and former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, also a political analyst for nbc news and on all day long talking about this and other issues. does charlie rangel have a point? may not be something that support the president want to hear but is he basing this in fact here? >> well, what's interesting about what rangel said was that he's actually sayi ining someth that you hear privately. you have heard this time and time again. the
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 11:00am PST
hagel and john kerry as part of the president's circle in determining what to do with afghanistan or with the troop levels in afghanistan moving ahead. >> that's right, tamron. and i think that the pressure on the president internally within his own administration to keep those numbers very low will be fairly considerable. last year, we were led to believe that there would be remaining force post-2014 of 10,000 to 15,000. i think today you should probably look at a 3,000 to 6,000 force. but what i thought was interesting about the press conference, tamron, was that while the president described the role of those forces in very narrow terms, continuing the training and doing a counter terrorism operation when needed against al qaeda remnants, what he didn't say was what's the main purpose of having those forces remain in afghanistan? i think it's two fold. one of them is to keep the taliban which will certainly come back in the rural areas and has ready from taking over kabul and so it's sort of a trip wire for that, the way the american forces in korea have been for 50 years to wa
Search Results 0 to 6 of about 7 (some duplicates have been removed)